Your Personal Library: Enrich Your Book Collection
Many people like to buy books, many others like to read book from libraries or by borrowing from friends and others. But the better way is to buy the books. Having a lot of good books in your personal library is as essential as having other useful things at your home or office.
You do not have to spend a lot of money on buying books. There are many places where good books are available at a huge concession.
Here are some tips to enrich your personal collection of books, which will save your money.
Sources of Getting Books at Concessional Prices
There are many places where you can get books at concessional prices. Here are some of the most popular ways to get books at cheaper prices:
Book Exhibitions: Many publishers, groups of publishers or exhibitors arrange book exhibitions. Visit such book exhibitions in your city. The exhibitors offer 25% or more rebate on the Printed prices of the books. Many times, if it is a clearance sale, they sell the books at very low prices. Recently I bought 30 book from an exhibition in our city. The total amount was more than 250 Dollars, but I bought all the books just for 30 Dollars. You can know about the book exhibitions in your city from local newspapers.
Buying Directly from Publishers: Most publishers offer concession on books to individual direct buyers. Visit the Show rooms of the publishers and buy the books you want. The Publishers offer 25% to 35% concession on printed prices. Further, many publishers have some membership schemes. By joining such schemes, you can get more concession on the book prices.
Buying Used Books: Used books are available at cheapest prices. Used books are available at street book sellers and paper scrap merchants. Further, you can buy used book online, from the websites like Amazon and ebay. Your benefit in buying used books is that you can get many popular and useful books at throw away prices.
Getting Books for FREE!
If you can write reviews of books in newspapers and news magazines, you can get many books for free. for this you must introduce yourself as a writer to the book publishers. You should offer them writing reviews of their new books. If the publisher accepts your offer, he will give you a book to write a review. In many cases, the publishers offer you remuneration for writing a review. Thus you can get free books, some money and fame too. Start this by visiting the publishing houses in your city. For other cities, you can contact the publishers by email or phone.
Unethical Practices of Enriching Your Book Collection
There are some unethical practices of enriching your book collection, which are never recommended. These practices will not help you as they are not good in long term:
* Not returning the books you borrow from your friends and relatives.
* Not returning the books you get from libraries
* Buying pirated copies of books.
Such practices will defame you, so never try them.
Video: Tips To Buy Cheap New and Used Books Online
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